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    Hillbilly River Hunt.

    Hey Folks. I went to an island park in the middle of the Rock River in Rock Falls, Illinois. Lawrence Park is the name and is old and has lots of history. I was finding plenty of clad pennies and crusty Zincolns along with lead sinkers. I found a weird nickel size "coin" looking target that is crusty as all heck. Funny thing is it registered around 65 on my Makro Racer 2 VDI numbers. No detail at all and I am not sure if it's a coin or what? Found the city dump at the base of the bridge and eyeballed a little green glass bottle and plenty of other trash. I went over to the other side of the river bank and scored a 1904 Dr. Pepper Silver Medal Watch Fob from the 1904 Worlds Fair. It's crusty as heck from being submerged for over 100 years I reckon. These are pretty rare I hear and go for good money on E-bay. Oh well, had a blast. It was hot today and I went hillbilly shirtless in my camo shorts and TEVA sandals. YEE HAW! Ya'll come back now, ya' hear? Kurios1

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    “This Is My Creed I believe first in God, the same God in which my ancestors believed. I believe in Jesus Christ and that he is my saviour. Second, I believe in the Constitution of the Republic of the United States of America, without interpretation, as it was written and meant to work. I have given my sacred oath “to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic.” I intend to fulfill that oath. Third, I believe in the family unit and, in particular, my family unit. I have sworn that I will give my life, if it is required, in defense of God, the Constitution, or my family. Fourth, I believe that any man without principles that he is ready and willing to die for at any given moment is already dead and is of no use or consequence whatsoever. William Cooper August 3, 1990”
    ― Milton William Cooper, Behold a Pale Horse

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    Cool stuff and some of the right stuff to go back. Illinois seems to be a Hot spot for river hunting.
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    Lots of targets....and some nice keepers mixed in...sounds like a good time was had.
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    ....Nice hunt ! Those Tiva sandals look GREAT with socks !
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    Yahoooo! Sounds like Jethro went a' huntin in the ceeeement pond!! Gawlee granny look whut I done dug up! Sorry Kurios, lol..couldn't help myself...I mean, c'mon, camo shorts!? Honestly it sounds like a great time, I haven't been in the water for a while and now the temps are dropping. I'm diggin' the watch fob and the seashell peace sign...Peace out Girl Scout! Ddf
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdigginfool View Post
    Yahoooo! Sounds like Jethro went a' huntin in the ceeeement pond!! Gawlee granny look whut I done dug up! Sorry Kurios, lol..couldn't help myself...I mean, c'mon, camo shorts!? Honestly it sounds like a great time, I haven't been in the water for a while and now the temps are dropping. I'm diggin' the watch fob and the seashell peace sign...Peace out Girl Scout! Ddf
    LOL! I have an entire wardrobe of camo hunting clothing. Hats, T-shirts, Button up shirts, pants, shorts, etc. I love camo. I noticed some "hippies" must have cleaned up some clam shells and designed the Peace sign on that huge rock. I couldn't pass up a good photo op!
    “This Is My Creed I believe first in God, the same God in which my ancestors believed. I believe in Jesus Christ and that he is my saviour. Second, I believe in the Constitution of the Republic of the United States of America, without interpretation, as it was written and meant to work. I have given my sacred oath “to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic.” I intend to fulfill that oath. Third, I believe in the family unit and, in particular, my family unit. I have sworn that I will give my life, if it is required, in defense of God, the Constitution, or my family. Fourth, I believe that any man without principles that he is ready and willing to die for at any given moment is already dead and is of no use or consequence whatsoever. William Cooper August 3, 1990”
    ― Milton William Cooper, Behold a Pale Horse

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4x4 View Post
    ....Nice hunt ! Those Tiva sandals look GREAT with socks !
    NOOOOO!!!!!
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    “This Is My Creed I believe first in God, the same God in which my ancestors believed. I believe in Jesus Christ and that he is my saviour. Second, I believe in the Constitution of the Republic of the United States of America, without interpretation, as it was written and meant to work. I have given my sacred oath “to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic.” I intend to fulfill that oath. Third, I believe in the family unit and, in particular, my family unit. I have sworn that I will give my life, if it is required, in defense of God, the Constitution, or my family. Fourth, I believe that any man without principles that he is ready and willing to die for at any given moment is already dead and is of no use or consequence whatsoever. William Cooper August 3, 1990”
    ― Milton William Cooper, Behold a Pale Horse

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    Neat finds, and very nice photos. If that location isn't too far of a drive for you, you probably should spend some more time there. The previous visitors didn't know what to look for, but you did. Any lettering on the green bottle? Looks interesting.
    The little bell is a nice find. You got the lead out, that's for sure. The Dr. Pepper fob is quite a prize, and it looks like it is cleaning up well to be a water find. I guess it is brass? All in all, a great hunt, and thanks for sharing.
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    Cool digs, I like the Dr. Pepper fob!
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    Congrats on your finds. I like that Fob.
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    Cool fob, and I see a nice bell in the assortment as well. Very nicely done on the water hunt.
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    I really like the watch fobs... and that one is double sided. Very nice find.

    If you have never been to the Carolinas, you ought to visit. We hardly ever wear shirts and all our stuff is camo too!

    Best of luck to you sir!
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    That sure looks like a fun hunt congrats on your finds
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    Very nice finds you made!
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